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This book is a work of fiction. With the exception of recognized historical figures, the characters in this novel are fictional. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

ISBN: 978-0-9839208-2-3 (epub)


Thanks to Rik Hall for formatting the novel,

Judy Beatty for her editing expertise, and

Kendel Flaum for the beautiful cover.

To my family for their constant encouragement.

To the online writing community for all the inspiration and support it provides.

Thanks, most of all, to my readers.


For my family.

Chapter One

“Congratulate me, Red! And join me in a toast. To driving!” Myrtle took a swig from her wine glass.

Her son, Red, rolled his eyes at his wife as she kicked open the back door with their toddler on one hip and a bag of groceries on the other. He resisted the urge to hang up the phone on his mother. “What for, Mama? Finally beat Mrs. Meyers playing Scrabble?”

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